Scientists use 'Piz Daint' simulations to track heavy summer precipitation from the Mediterranean

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 05:32 in Earth & Climate

Low-pressure weather systems that move northwards in the summer from Italy to central Europe bring with them dreaded downpours and flooding north of the Alps. But from where do they pick up this destructive moisture? The answer to that question has now been clarified by climate scientists in Bern by means of simulations they ran on CSCS's "Piz Daint" supercomputer.

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